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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies General Medical Practice

Course type


Course Summary

The MA in Clinical Education offers a supportive and challenging learning environment in which clinical educators can critically review and develop both theoretical perspectives and practical skills in the facilitation of learning and assessment. You will systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education, based on active and reflective learning from your own experiences in practice.

The programme will be run on a multi-professional basis, allowing practitioners such as medical doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals to share their knowledge, experience and skills in teaching and supporting learning and the assessment or evaluation of teaching. You will improve your teaching skills and develop a critical understanding of how individuals learn in a clinical environment.

What will I study?

To exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education (60 level 7 credits), you need to complete a core module in Research and Clinical Education (20 credits) then two further 20 credit modules from a choice of optional modules.

The optional modules are designed to allow you to explore different aspects of clinical education which are relevant to your role.

For the award of MA Clinical Education, you will need to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education and write a 60 credit (level 7) dissertation, which can include the preparation of a paper suitable for publication.

How will I study?

The course is delivered primarily using online learning through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online learning is blended with a small number of face-to-face days. A typical module may include up to three face-to-face days, although due to the flexibility of the programme, attendance is not compulsory.

Career Prospects

The MA Clinical Education programme will provide specialist knowledge that would be useful for any career that involves the support of learning and assessment in practice. In addition, the programme will enable you to develop skills of critical analysis and research commensurate with postgraduate study.


This module allows you to conceptualise, develop and realise a significant piece of primary research in the field of clinical education. It is designed to ensure that professionals who are clinical practitioners in a wide variety of professions / specialities in health care are able to carry out research which relates to, and which informs, professional practice as clinical educators. It will give you first-hand experience of supervised research in this rapidly developing and increasingly important subject.

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

To join this programme, prospective participants are expected to be experienced professionals in a medical, dental, nursing or allied health speciality, with some responsibilities for education within the workplace. You will be expected to hold a Postgraduate Certificate in a relevant subject (such as PGCert Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice or an equivalent) as the first 60 credits of the award.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more

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